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January 31, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Zairian guards evacuated nearly 400 Belgians from riot-torn Zaire on Saturday aboard President Mobutu Sese Seko's personal yacht after telling Belgian commandos not to intervene following two days of fierce rioting. The refugees, mostly Belgian but including about 60 Germans, 35 Israelis and a handful of other nationalities, were taken to neighboring Congo to escape army-led rioting that has killed more than 45 people since Thursday, including the French ambassador.
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April 19, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ominous development threatening more than 100,000 exhausted Rwandan refugees facing starvation and disease in eastern Zaire, rebels blocked the United Nations on Friday from starting a massive airlift to carry them home. The Hutu refugees have been on the run since 1994 and are on their last legs, dying at a rate of about 60 a day, although that rate is half that reported earlier this month. Officials of the Office of the U.N.
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January 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 45 people have been killed in two days of rioting by soldiers in Zaire's devastated capital, the worst violence in 16 months in the central African country, aid workers said. Belgium and France said they were evacuating their 4,000 nationals from Zaire after the violence, in which at least three foreigners, including France's ambassador, were killed.
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February 1, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Zaire sent a clear warning Sunday that it would prevent Belgian troops from landing to evacuate foreigners from riot-torn Kinshasa, but the French government said later that France had safely evacuated 220 expatriates. The evacuees were ferried across the Congo River to the Congolese capital of Brazzaville on Sunday under escort by French paratroopers, a French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in Paris said.
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October 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko's special militia attacked crowds backing Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi after he refused to step down on Mobutu's orders. Units of Mobutu's civil guard used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse about 15,000 Tshisekedi supporters outside the prime minister's office. Witnesses said Mobutu's militia smashed Tshisekedi's car. There were no reports of serious injuries.
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February 1, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Zaire sent a clear warning Sunday that it would prevent Belgian troops from landing to evacuate foreigners from riot-torn Kinshasa, but the French government said later that France had safely evacuated 220 expatriates. The evacuees were ferried across the Congo River to the Congolese capital of Brazzaville on Sunday under escort by French paratroopers, a French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in Paris said.
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April 19, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ominous development threatening more than 100,000 exhausted Rwandan refugees facing starvation and disease in eastern Zaire, rebels blocked the United Nations on Friday from starting a massive airlift to carry them home. The Hutu refugees have been on the run since 1994 and are on their last legs, dying at a rate of about 60 a day, although that rate is half that reported earlier this month. Officials of the Office of the U.N.
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September 27, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After four days of riots and violence in Zaire, reports from diplomats and European evacuees from the large, mineral-rich Central African state paint a picture of widespread destruction and anarchy as more shooting incidents were reported Thursday.
NEWS
January 31, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Zairian guards evacuated nearly 400 Belgians from riot-torn Zaire on Saturday aboard President Mobutu Sese Seko's personal yacht after telling Belgian commandos not to intervene following two days of fierce rioting. The refugees, mostly Belgian but including about 60 Germans, 35 Israelis and a handful of other nationalities, were taken to neighboring Congo to escape army-led rioting that has killed more than 45 people since Thursday, including the French ambassador.
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January 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 45 people have been killed in two days of rioting by soldiers in Zaire's devastated capital, the worst violence in 16 months in the central African country, aid workers said. Belgium and France said they were evacuating their 4,000 nationals from Zaire after the violence, in which at least three foreigners, including France's ambassador, were killed.
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October 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko's special militia attacked crowds backing Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi after he refused to step down on Mobutu's orders. Units of Mobutu's civil guard used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse about 15,000 Tshisekedi supporters outside the prime minister's office. Witnesses said Mobutu's militia smashed Tshisekedi's car. There were no reports of serious injuries.
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September 27, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After four days of riots and violence in Zaire, reports from diplomats and European evacuees from the large, mineral-rich Central African state paint a picture of widespread destruction and anarchy as more shooting incidents were reported Thursday.
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